2018 - Insights & Innovations Blog
- Finding Pediatric Cancer Genomic Data through PGDI
The Pediatric Genomic Data Inventory (PGDI), developed by the Office of Cancer Genomics (OCG), is a new public resource informing researchers how and where to access globally generated pediatric cancer genomic datasets. Connecting researchers with data and fostering collaborations is key to furthering our understanding of childhood cancers.
- From Ignoring Features to Machine Learning Features: Computational Biology Then and Now
Dr. John Weinstein discusses progress in computational biology over the 12-year span of TCGA. The field has expanded greatly, with researchers taking on more complex problems and trying different approaches.
- The Genomic Data Commons Turns 2: Progress in Clinical Tool Development
The Genomic Data Commons (GDC) launched two years ago with the goal to build a collaborative, interactive knowledge system that anyone can use. Dr. Lou Staudt reflects on milestones reached at the GDC’s two year anniversary and challenges ahead in building clinically relevant tools and advancing precision medicine.
- After TCGA: Building Clinical Genomic Resources
The Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) continues to build genomic resources with a special focus on clinical features and patient outcome. A new wave of cancer characterization projects will generate data relevant for precision medicine and build on the legacy left by The Cancer Genome Atlas, which officially concluded in April 2018.
- Office of Cancer Genomics: Integration of Structural, Functional, and Computational Genomic Data Advances Precision Oncology
A collaborative study conducted by two Office of Cancer Genomics (OCG) initiatives highlights the importance of integrating structural and functional genomics programs to improve cancer therapies, and more specifically, contribute to precision oncology treatments for children.